May 2018
Dear Friends:

We're living through difficult times. It's often hard to stay focused on our priorities and values, including our commitment to clean water and a healthy environment for everyone.


That's why we must take the time to celebrate all of our accomplishments and many local environmental leaders. And that's why you should join us for our 7th (woohoo!) annual Milestones Celebration!

If you have attended in the past, you know it's a great time...and we expect to see you there. If you haven't yet joined us, this is your year. Bring your family and colleagues...bring your customers and friends. Care about clean water and our community? Then don't miss Milestones. I'm looking forward to welcoming you!

PS: Please be sure to read about our Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence! We are so proud of this honor! We had a wonderful time celebrating with partners and fellow award winners at the Dinner in Harrisburg. Thank you, Governor Wolf , PA Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Environmental Council !

See you at Milestones,
Julie      
 CELEBRATE! NETWORK! HONOR! SUPPORT!

 
Join us for our 
to help us  recognize the accomplishments of our Watershed Heroes. 

Network with our Partner Alliance and clean water leaders from across our region. Enjoy an array of local treats. 

Learn more about our award winners  here. 
Reduced price for young adults.
WHAT? YOU DON'T HAVE A RAIN BARREL?


Rain Barrels store rain to be released in drier weather, helping our creeks by decreasing pollution and reducing demand on our stormwater system. 

Barrels save money  because you need less tap water. Use the stored water for your garden or wash your car and patio furniture!
 
Cost per barrel: $75 plus tax 

Learn more  at  camels-hump.com
  
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Get a FREE rain barrel through  RainCheck .


Bring your own bag from May 1 to June 30 and
donate the 5ยข you get back at the register to TTF! 

1575 The Fairway, Jenkintown 19046 
BULLETIN BOARD: WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO!




 Youth Champion & Public Leader 


Did you know about our We Walk PHL group in Tacony Creek Park?  Join your neighbors every Tuesday am for a healthy stroll along the TCP trail.  

WHEN: Tuesdays from 9 to 10 am
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park Whitaker Ave Gateway at 635 Tampa Street, Philadelphia 19120
Info: doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853
  

Join us to plant native trees and shrubs in the rain garden and along Jenkintown Creek at Ethel Jordan Park. We will provide tools and gloves, as well as pizza and refreshments for your hard work!

WHEN: Thurs, May 3 from 3:30 to 6 pm
WHERE:  Ethel Jordan Park, 301-347 Cadwalader Ave, Elkins Park 19027
RSVP:  215-744-1853

Bird Walks

Join us for some FREE bird walks this month. Expert birder Keith Russell, Audubon PA will lead bird walks in Fisher Park and Tacony Creek Park. Expect good bird spotting during the Spring Migration. Donuts, coffee, and binoculars provided.
WHEN: Saturday, May 5
from 8 am to 10:30 am
WHEN: Saturday, May 19
from 8 am to 10:30 am
WHERE: Fisher Park, 571 W Spencer St., Philadelphia 19120 WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 799 E Tabor Rd., Philadelphia 19120 
RSVP: Robin@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 RSVP: Robin@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853

Flyer here

Join us for this walk through Tacony Creek Park. Discuss how the creek has been changed and manipulated over the years, the impact of the city's combined sewer system on the creek, and how the city, community members, and nonprofit partners are working to restore this often overlooked park.
Walk begins and ends  at Ferko Playground. 

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 1 pm to 3 pm 
WHERE: Ferko Playground, 1101 E Cayuga St., Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Robin@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853

It's National Get Caught Reading Month! Join environmental educator Judith Gratz for a TCP walk and talk about how books can motivate us to be outdoors and enjoy our natural surroundings.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM 
WHERE:  Tacony Creek Park, I St & Ramona Ave Gateway, Phila 19124
RSVP: Doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 
It's Your Park! TCP Keepers Meeting

Meet the Tacony Creek Park Keepers, the park Friends group. 
Get involved and share your ideas!
Light dinner provided.

WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 6 pm to 7:30 pm 
WHERE: Lauretha Vaird Boys and Girls Club, 4800 Whitaker Ave, Philadelphia 19124
RSVP: Doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853

Beautify the trail in Tacony Creek Park!
Meet at the pedestrian bridge
at Adams Ave and Crescentville Road.
Refreshments provided for volunteers. 

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 10 am to 1 pm 
WHERE: Tacony Creek Park, 6151 Crescentville Rd., Philadelphia 19120
RSVP: Here or Doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 
PARTNER EVENTS

Cheltenham Bird Town Bird Walk

Join Wyncote Audubon for their
monthly bird town walk!
Meet at Washington Lane end of Rock Lane.
Using public transportation,  walk 1 mile from C or 22 Bus from corner of Cheltenham Ave & Washington Lane. 

WHEN:  Monday, May 14, 8 am to 10 am 
WHERE: Rock Lane Park, Washington Lane and Rock Lane, Wyncote, PA 19095
RSVP: Leigh Altadonna at ljalta@comcast.net or Judith Gratz at 215-896-7804
Temple Ambler EarthFest, Audubon PA, and TTF are partnering to address the critical issue of bird/window collisions. Dr. Daniel Klem will speak about international research efforts to prevent bird/window collisions, estimated to kill 100 million birds annually. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 16, 7 pm  
WHERE: Temple Ambler, Learning Center Auditorium, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler 19002
Questions: duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108
RSVP: Here

Spring Community Planting Day in Frankford

Frankford CDC and Hinge Collective are hosting a community planting day in Frankford Pause Park! 

WHEN:  Thursday, May 24, 10 am to 1 PM  
WHERE: Frankford Pause Park, 4671 Paul St., Philadelphia 19124
Save the Date for the 23rd annual Arts in the Park, a fun creative celebration to raise funds for Friends of High School Park. We'll be there with our awesome Creekmobile!

WHEN:  Sunday, June 3 from 10 am to 5 pm 
WHERE: High School Park, Montgomery Ave & High School Rd., Elkins Park 19027 
More Info: Here